Metro Manila's COVID-19 positivity rate dips to 17.3% | Inquirer News

Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate dips to 17.3%

/ 08:32 AM October 12, 2022
Metro Manila's COVID-19 positivity rate grows to 19% as of October 3, says Octa Research

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MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila decreased to 17.3 percent, independent analytics group Octa Research reported on Wednesday.

In a Twitter post, Octa Research fellow Guido David said that the 17.3-percent positivity rate was recorded on October 10. It is lower than the previous week’s 19 percent.

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While it decreased, the positivity rate is still above the 5-percent threshold of the World Health Organization.

Reproduction number — or the number of individuals being infected by a COVID-19 patient — likewise dropped from 0.99 as of October 6 to 0.93 on October 10.

According to Octa research, the ideal reproduction number is below 1.

The COVID-19 one-week growth rate, meanwhile, also went down from -18 percent to -16 percent.

However, the COVID-19 healthcare utilization rate slightly inched up from 36 percent to 37 percent.

“Let’s hope the downward trend continues the rest of the year,” David said.

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